Pastures Way Flood Alleviation Scheme
Project Centre was commissioned to provide a multi-disciplinary service to Luton Borough Council to design a Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SuDS) scheme to alleviate flooding from Pastures Way. The developed solution consisted of a combined swale and rain garden in Lewsey Park, once constructed the swale would convey 3000 m3 of water from Pastures Way to Lewesy Brook through an environmentally friendly outfall. The scheme will alleviate repeated surface water flooding from higher order events to both Pastures Way and adjacent properties.
The goal was to provide a creative and affordable solution with a design that offers multi-functionality and successfully integrates the management of water into the host landscape.
Collaborative working between our in-house DesignWorks team of landscape architects and hydraulic engineers from the Flood and Water Management team we are finalising this innovative new space that not only satisfies the Environment Agency requirement of flood defences up to the 1 in 75 year return period but also provides a new space for the local community to enjoy.